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First World War Poems

Andrew Motion

First World War Poems, edited by former poet laureate Andrew Motion, is a moving and mesmerizing poetry anthology, recalling forgotten pieces as well as featuring a generous selection of our best-loved war poets.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571221202
Date Published
07.10.2004
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Summary

In this moving anthology, the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion guides us through the horror and the pity of the Great War, from the trenches of the Western Front to reflections from our own age. With a generous selection of our best-loved war poets, First World War Poems also returns lesser known pieces to the light, and extends the selection right through to the present day – so that poems produced by the war give way historically to poems about the war. This mesmerizing book reminds us how the poetry of that time has, more than any art form, come to stand testament to the grief and outrage occasioned by World War I.

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Andrew Motion was UK Poet Laureate from 1999 to 2009 and is co-founder of the online Poetry Archive. In 2015 he was appointed Homewood Professor in the Arts at Johns Hopkins University; he lives in Baltimore.

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